Hello, also from DC area
Actually, from Front Royal, VA, but work near DC. I have had the Sony Reader since April and am very much enamored with it. Once I figured out how to format my own documents to display correctly on the reader it really opened things up form me. I use if for work docs as well as my own pleasure reading.
Also, having figured out how to remove the hard returns from text files quickly and easily I can now make good use of the free stuff from project guttenburg and others!